102 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314

Tuesday-Wednesday 10AM-5PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday 10AM-3PM
Saturday 11AM-3PM

  Back when Iron Leaf Press started in a tiny apartment, I wasn’t sure where the ride would go. Three years, three presses, and our third studio later, we’re excited to be able to share our clean and colorful letterpress paper goods, both locally in our studio and world-wide.

Our paper goods are all designed and produced in our studio, located in a small town in the heart of the Midwest. We use three antique printing presses, along with a collection of wood and metal type to create our cards and paper goods. Along with our type collection, we combine old and new technology to print new designs on our antique presses. The smell of the ink, the feel of the paper, and the rhythms of the press are an experience all their own. One may say we’ve got ink in our blood.


Recent Posts

Letterpress Conference coming to Io-way

Type on the Cob

One of my favorite things about being a letterpress printer has been meeting other printers, young and old. Over the years they’ve been one of the best resources for learning new tips and tricks, acquiring new equipment, and hearing tales of printing lore. The Midwest and Great Northern Printers’ Fair was the first printing events I ever went to –before I even had any printing equipment.

This year they are partnering with the Ladies of Letterpress and hosting Type on the Cob III at Printers’ Hall on the Thresher’s Grounds in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. There will be workshops, lectures, and printer camaraderie in abundance. I’ll be heading down to Mount Pleasant this September and I’d encourage anyone interested in learning more about the world of letterpress to join the fun. Check out more details here.

And for those wondering what past events have been like, I posted about the first Type on the Cob here and a past Midwest and Great Northern Printers’ Fair here.

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